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    Andy Halliday’s queer spin on '50s pulp features two rebels. What they lack in cause, they make up for in grooming and cool threads. Set in 1958, this Theater for a New City pastiche...
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    Crystal Field directs her operetta about three sanitation workers working on the Lower East Side who pool their money to go on vacation. 212-254-1109. Aug. 3-Sept. 15, 2013
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    Pesto to the people! A communal holiday antidote to the consumerist season, Bread and Puppet pop into Theater for the New City with their annual run of holiday shows. This season’s...
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    The song of the flamingo isn’t particularly elegant—a swift and screechy caw. Nevertheless, playwright Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas has decided on a chorus of flamingoes for his...
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    So much for being a real boy. The Scandinavian American Theatre Company presents Danish playwright Jokum Rohde’s “philosophical thriller.” Staged at Theater for a New City...
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    As a New York Halloween tradition, this creative festival is a unique experience filled with entertainment. The night will include ballroom dancing, a costume competition, theater, and...
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    Will audiences sleep better knowing there’s a new festival in town? Now in its second year, this Theater for the New City celebration features 22 plays on subjects ranging from Anna...

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THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York's most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC's Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Ma-Yi Theater Company, which won an OBIE Award for its 1996 TNC production, FLIPZOIDS. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and more than 40 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor's Stop The Violence award.

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